Honolulu District Science Fair

The Honolulu District Science Fair is modeled after the International Science and Engineering Fair and the Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair. It is a partnership between Honolulu District schools and Kapiolani Community College. It's held annually in February.

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​​​2015 Science & E​ngineering Fair​ results

The 2015 fair was held at Kapiolani Community College on Saturday, Feb. 14. See a full list of awardees here. Top overall awards in the Senior Division (high school) went to:

  • First Place: Rajeev Jha, Roosevelt High School, Grade 11, "Biophysical Characteristics of Arc: Insights into Learning and Memory"
  • Second Place: Roshani Jha, Roosevelt High School, Grade 10, "Reducing the Reliance of Hawaii’s Farmers on Imported Fertilizer"
  • Third Place: Hiu Shan Au & Baoxin Liang, McKinley High School, Grade 11, "Go Green Mushrooms!"

And Junior Research Division Awards (middle school) to:

  • First Place: Christopher Nave, Niu Valley Middle School, Grade 7, "Superwind"
  • Second Place: Tryphena Hsu, Niu Valley Middle School, Grade 7, "Iron and Phytoplankton"
  • Third Place: Andrew Gonzalo, Niu Valley Middle School, Grade 8, "Where’s My Water?"
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About the student projects

The student participants entering the Science Fair competition will adhere to strict scientific rules and requirements. It will duplicate real-world scientific investigation. Students and their project advisors from the Honolulu District schools will exhibit their science/math projects.

The research project judging criteria are:

  1. Creative Ability
  2. Scientific Method / Engineering Design
  3. Thoroughness and Knowledge of Concepts
  4. Competence / Skills
  5. Communication / Clarity

The display project criteria are:

  1. Creative Ability
  2. Scientific and Technical Accuracy / Thoroughness
  3. Instructional Value / Significance
  4. Dramatic Value / Visual Quality
  5. Communication
  6. Craftsmanship / Skill and Competence

2014 results

The 2014 Honolulu District Science Fair was held at Kapiolani Community College (Ohia Cafeteria) on Saturday, Feb. 8. See a full list of awardees here. Top overall awards went to:

  • First Place: Stephanie Spear, Grade 11, Kaiser High, "Rocks of the Rainbow"
  • Second Place: Cherrysse Ulsa, Grade 10, Farrington High, "InVitro Biochemical Analysis of Post-Translation Modification to Parkinson's Disease"
  • Third Place: Hiu Shan Au & Bao-Xin Liang, Grade 10, McKinley High, "The Effect of Oyster Mushroom Compost on Meloidognye Incognita Infested Soil"

And Junior Research Division Awards (middle school) to:

  • First Place: Tyler Maruno, Grade 7, Stevenson Middle, "Keeping it Cool: Testing Insulation Materials for Retention of Temperature"
  • Second Place: Claudia Tang, Grade 7, Niu Valley Middle School, "Cupcakes for People Who Are Allergic to Gluten"
  • Third Place: Jacob Heberle, Grade 8, Niu Valley Middle School, "Longdon Bridges Falling Down"

​2014 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

Congratulations to Kaiser High's Stephanie Hiromi Spear, and all the Hawaii competitors!

Contact Information

Honolulu District Science Resource Team

Phone: 808-733-4967

Email: fkkstem@fkk.k12.hi.us

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